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Tools for Familiarization with the Common Core

Common Core Video Series - These videos illustrate the major shifts in how we teach English Language Arts, as detailed in the Common Core. These shifts are described in detail in this PDF document.

Tools for aligning your curriculum to the common core

Interdisciplinary Gap Analysis Example.doc - Uses the ELA Speaking and Listening Standards
6-12 ELA Learning Targets aligned with the Common Core.xls - Created by: Dansville Schools (contact person Leah Braman)
Language Standards - I CAN.doc - Created by: Holt Junior High 8th Grade English Teachers
Reading Standards - I CAN.doc - Created by: Holt Junior High 8th Grade English Teachers
Speaking-Listening Standards - I CAN. doc - Created by: Holt Junior High 8th Grade English Teachers
Writing Standards - I CAN.doc - Created by: Holt Junior High 8th Grade English Teachers
Rubrics for informational, narrative and argumentative writing - Created by: Kathy Pierman, Webberville High School

GLCE transition "crosswalk" documents showing changes from the GLCE and HSCE to the CCSS, from MDE

K-2 ELA.doc
3-5 ELA.doc
6-8 ELA.doc
9-CCR ELA.doc

MAISA units and lessons

Examplar units and lessons are being created to highlight the Common Core Standards, including the appropriate instructional strategies and practices. An overview of the units is available on the MAISA website. Complete access is available through Oakland Schools Rubicon Atlas.

Other Curriculum Resources

MEL.org has wonderful resources of all kinds, including many lesson plans. The site is presented by the Michigan eLibrary. Check out M.O.R.E. - Michigan Online Resources for Educators.
High-incidence Academic Word List.doc - Averil Coxhead
IES Practice Guides, What Works Clearinghouse (Adolescent Literacy, Mathematics RtI, Fractions, etc.)
Find a Book Lexile Framework for Reading This free on-line tool lets you enter a lexile measure, select interests and find books at that level. For more information on how lexile measures fit with the Common Core State Standards, see Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.
The Literacy Design Collaborative is a partnership of teachers and other educators building a template-based approach to the literacy demands of college and the workplace, as defined by the Common Core State Standards.